Asian Studies Minor
The Asian Studies minor is an multi-disciplinary course of study through which students engage the history, politics, languages, cultures, and other aspects of Asian peoples, societies, and countries. In the program, students have an opportunity to focus on particular areas of interest while at the same time gaining knowledge in core areas of the subject. At its core, the program provides students with the analytical tools to (a) evaluate Asian ways of experiencing and understanding the world, (b) develop a nuanced understanding of how “Asia” as a conceptual framework relates to specific geographical and historical realities, and (c) build a rigorous interdisciplinary and regional studies foundation for future work as global citizens and agents of social justice around the world.
|AS-101||Introduction to Asian Studies||3|
|AS-401||Practicum in Asian Studies||3|
|Four Elective Courses||12|
At least one elective course must be at the 300 level or higher
At least two elective courses must be in a different discipline from the other Asian Studies courses
• A maximum of two courses can be in the student's major, unless the Asian Studies Minor is part of a Liberal Studies Major.
• Students must take at least one course that has substantial historical content and at least one course with substantial content on philosophy/religion.
• Students are strongly encouraged to take courses in more than one geographical area (such as East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia).
• Students are strongly encouraged to take courses in an Asian language.
|Asian Studies Elective Courses|
|HI-236||Modern Far East History I||3|
|HI-237||Modern Far East History II||3|
|HI-251||Roots of China's Rise: Reform, Revolution and Reinvention||3|
|HI-255||Faculty-Led Study Abroad: China Cultural Immersion||3|
|HI-318||Ethnic Identities in China||3|
|HI-334||Environmental Crisis and Management in China||3|
|HI-335||Imperial Crossroads of Modern East Asia||3|
|HI-337||Travels in Asia||3|
|PH-170||Introduction to Asian Philosophy||3|
|PH-276||Contemporary Asian Philosophy||3|